Monday, August 2, 2010

Tempt my Tummy.

Mini Sandwiches

Make several sandwich fillings and spread on the sandwich bread. You can trim off crusts if you prefer. Slice into triangles. Stick colorful toothpicks. Suggested sandwich fillings: (1) Egg Salad – Chop some boiled eggs and mix with mayonnaise and black pepper. (2) Chicken salad – chop barbecue or rotisserie chicken into small pieces, then add mayonnaise or salad dressing, and season with black pepper. (3) Tuna salad – mix drained tuna with chopped celery and mayonnaise or salad dressing. Season with salt and black pepper. Mix well. Arrange the mini sandwiches on a platter. Miniature sandwiches are great potluck ideas because most people like small serving sizes.

Snickers Apple Salad!!

  • 6 full-sized Snickers candy bars, cut into small pieces shopping list
  • 6 apples, cored & cut into bite-sized pieces 
  • 1 small container whipped topping 
  • 1 small box of instant vanilla pudding (do not prepare) 
  • Mix dry pudding into whipped topping thoroughly. Add Snicker and apple pieces to whipped topping/pudding mixture. Chill.

Grilled Chicken fruit Salad. 


  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 onion, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 2 heads Bibb lettuce - rinsed, dried and torn
  • 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries


  1. Preheat the grill for high heat.
  2. Lightly oil the grill grate. Grill chicken 8 minutes on each side, or until juices run clear. Remove from heat, cool, and slice.
  3. Meanwhile, place pecans in a dry skillet over medium-high heat. Cook pecans until fragrant, stirring frequently, about 8 minutes. Remove from heat, and set aside.
  4. In a blender, combine the red wine vinegar, sugar, vegetable oil, onion, mustard, salt, and pepper. Process until smooth.
  5. Arrange lettuce on serving plates. Top with grilled chicken slices, strawberries, and pecans. Drizzle with the dressing to serve.   

Meet Me Monday...

1. Did you have a favorite blanket or toy as a kid? If so, do you still have it?

I had a dolly.

Her name was Siri she wad a dolly and I took her everywhere. She was my bestfriend, my confidant,  I named her after this older girl that my Auntie Lisa was a Nanny to.... Funny thing is the real Siri and I are still friends.

2. Do you dream in color?

I dream in freakin' High Def!!!

Seriously. It's scary. My dreams are so detailed and I remember them so well, I think there must be something wrong with the way my brain works.

3. How tall are you? Do you wish you were shorter or taller?

I am 5' 4 I wish I was taller. Well I round up I really am 5'3

Yup I'm like that. Except if it comes to my weight. Then I totally round down (a couple of pounds...). Just sayin'

I have always and forever wished I was taller.

4. If you could have anyone's (celeb or other) voice as the guide on your GPS, who would it be?

Oooooh.. Larry the cable guy. Mine as well be funny when Im lost!!

5. Do you return your shopping cart to the corral or leave it wherever in the parking lot?

 YES!! I bring them to the store again if its close or I put it in the corral if its short. Most of the time if there isn't much I leave the cart in the store and carry my bags.